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Old 07-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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How long after starting tank did u start thinking about another tank?

I'm pretty new at SW, but my tank is cycled, amm=0, Trites=0, trates=10, pH 8.0. I'm happy with that. I have an angelfish, cleaner shrimp(who just molted first time yesterday!!), bangaii card, green chromis, starry blenny. They seem happy. My sun coral has even eaten 2days in row. But I keep going to the fish stores (several) and "looking". I'm not even done with this tank and I'm already thinking about another tank I could do!! And I'm only 2 months into SW!! Lol

Is it just me? So how long did it take you to start thinking of next tank after starting one?
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Well, I set up my 30 gallon FW tank and started cycling and about 6 days later I was thinking about a 75 gallon African Cichlid tank.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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That is a interesting question. For myself I was given a 10g tank as a birthday present from my parents when I was 7, the next tank did not come until I was 20 and now 31 years since my very first 10g I have between 20-30 tanks running at any given time with anywhere from 800-1100g of water. The funny thing is my mom still apologizes to my wife for starting my 'addiction" as she calls it all those years ago.
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That is a interesting question. For myself I was given a 10g tank as a birthday present from my parents when I was 7, the next tank did not come until I was 20 and now 31 years since my very first 10g I have between 20-30 tanks running at any given time with anywhere from 800-1100g of water. The funny thing is my mom still apologizes to my wife for starting my 'addiction" as she calls it all those years ago.
That's too funny lol. Everytime I finish scaping a new tank I'm ready for the next one
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
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Well late last year I bought myself a little ten gallon. June this year bought myself a 30 gallon and then I've started planning for a 55g and a 30g.
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That is a interesting question. For myself I was given a 10g tank as a birthday present from my parents when I was 7, the next tank did not come until I was 20 and now 31 years since my very first 10g I have between 20-30 tanks running at any given time with anywhere from 800-1100g of water. The funny thing is my mom still apologizes to my wife for starting my 'addiction" as she calls it all those years ago.
Yeah my 6th birthday present was a 5 gallon. I would have never wanted another tank, but then I got old enough to know about bioload, stocking, etc. And then I realized I couldn't have all the fish I wanted in that tiny tank. (I wanted tiger barbs so bad) And so now 7 years later I picked up a cheap 30 gallon tank and stand and it will definitely have tiger barbs in it!
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I have went from 1 tank to 9 sense Easter of this year, lol. When I first started I had 3 tanks fish in cycle all at once. Now when I start a new one I have so many that I can take enough filter media and decorations out of a cycled tank I don't even have to cycle them I just start a new one. I just set up a new 20 long yesterday lol and planning a 60 gallon salt water
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That is a interesting question. For myself I was given a 10g tank as a birthday present from my parents when I was 7, the next tank did not come until I was 20 and now 31 years since my very first 10g I have between 20-30 tanks running at any given time with anywhere from 800-1100g of water. The funny thing is my mom still apologizes to my wife for starting my 'addiction" as she calls it all those years ago.
Yeah my 6th birthday present was a 5 gallon. I would have never wanted another tank, but then I got old enough to know about bioload, stocking, etc. And then I realized I couldn't have all the fish I wanted in that tiny tank. (I wanted tiger barbs so bad) And so now 7 years later I picked up a cheap 30 gallon tank and stand and it will definitely have tiger barbs in it! And I would have never wanted another tank after that 30......but then I discovered African Cichlids. So I am now trying to get a 75 gallon also.
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